An early glimpse of MTG Arena gameplay that includes the upcoming Theros: Beyond Death set can now be watched on Twitch for the next 22 hours.
Set to release digitally tomorrow morning and officially on Jan. 24, the Theros: Beyond Death (THB) set is expected to turn the Standard metagame upside down. The hype surrounding the upcoming set is legitimate since Magic: The Gathering is returning to the plane of Theros with an underworld theme. Many of the streamers participating in today’s event are letting their chat pick cards to craft or submit decklists to try, too.
Wizards of the Coast is promoting THB with an MTG Arena Early Access Streaming Event today that will last for 22 hours and include tons of Magic streamers from around the globe. There isn’t an official list of streamers, but a quick search on Twitch will reveal dozens of content creators participating in the event.
For those who don’t have a favorite streamer to watch, MTG veteran Ondřej Stráský is doing his final stream prior to retirement today. Other content creators who will also be streaming include Crokeyz, Amazonian, AliasV, Noxious, NumotTheNummy, and WaifuGate.
Content creators will have full access to the 254 card THB set and up to four copies of each card, along with every card in the Standard format. Other content creators will also showcase gameplay in the Limited Sealed format, which should be available sometime this afternoon.
Update Jan. 15 11:40am CT: The MTG Arena Early Access Event has been delayed for unknown reasons. It’s expected to begin at 12pm CT now.